Federal Judge Refuses Emergency Stay Blocking Gay Marriage
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 -- 8:07 AM-A federal judge has refused to issue an emergency stay blocking gay marriages in Wisconsin.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional in an ACLU lawsuit Friday.
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked Crabb on Friday for an emergency stay halting gay marriages pending his appeal. He also asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for an emergency stay.
Crabb rejected the request Monday, saying the ACLU is still drafting an injunction and she wants to see the language before deciding whether to issue a stay. The American Civil Liberties says it has filed its proposal for a court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Wisconsin.
The ACLU said late Monday that it had submitted its proposal to Crabb. Its proposal would require state officials to let gay couples marry and to recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
The next likely step is for Crabb to hold a hearing on the proposal.
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